Learner Objectives for Kindergarten Grade

In the following academic areas, successful Kindergarten students will be able to:

Religion

  • Share examples of God’s love, care, and forgiveness in Scripture
  • Rejoice in God’s love through word, song, and action
  • Apply Bible lessons to daily life and relationships
  • Pray in response to daily situations

Reading

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  • Identify upper and lower case letters
  • Identify beginning and ending sounds
  • Identify and use selected vocabulary words
  • Sequence the beginning, middle, and end of a story
  • Answer questions and make predictions about stories
  • Recognize the basic parts of a story (plot, setting, and main character)
  • Recognize some differences between fiction and non-fiction

Language Arts

  • Listen attentively when others are speaking
  • Follow oral directions
  • Hear and identify rhyming words
  • Share ideas and experiences using age appropriate language
  • Participate in reciting short poems, songs, finger plays, and/or nursery rhymes
  • Discriminate among common phonemes (speech sounds)

Writing

  • Use left to right progression when writing
  • Write their names correctly
  • Write the numerals 0-10 correctly
  • Write most upper and lower case letters correctly
  • Copy written words and simple sentences

Science

  • Compare and contrast the four seasons
  • Compare and contrast living and non-living things
  • Identify states in the life cycles of selected living things
  • Identify the primary sense organs and describe their functions
  • Name ways to keep our bodies healthy and safe

Social Studies

  • Discuss the reasons for days of national observance
  • Discuss past historical and current events
  • Identify the major elements of simple maps and globes
  • Identify our country and state

Social Skills

  • Treat others and their property with respect
  • Work, share, and play with others
  • Take turns when speaking in a group
  • Use problem-solving skills

Mathematics

  • Identify and sequence 0-20
  • Match sets and numbers
  • Identify ordinal position
  • Add and subtract using manipulative
  • Count by ones and tens to 100
  • Identify and name shapes
  • Identify, copy, and extend patterns
  • Sort and classify by attributes
  • Create and interpret a real graph
  • Identify coins

Fine Arts

  • Express themselves through art, music, and movement
  • Identify the primary colors
  • Use different mediums
  • Repeat simple songs, poems, finger plays, etc.
  • Follow simple rhythm patterns

Personal Skills

  • Know their full names and parents’ names
  • Know their addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates
  • Tie their shoes and use buttons, snaps, and zippers
  • Use proper hygiene

How can I help my child succeed in school?

  • Pray with and for your child on a daily basis
  • Attend worship services regularly
  • Encourage your child to attend school every day
  • Show real interest in your child’s assignments and homework
  • Be available to assist your child with homework
  • Be positive and realistic about your child’s ability level
  • When your child is absent, be sure to inform the school and check to obtain missed work
  • Talk with your child about his/her learning experiences in school
  • Encourage your child to ask questions
  • Challenge your child in his/her areas of strength and provide support in areas of weakness
  • Communicate often with your child’s teacher — ask how you can help at home
  • Encourage your child to value education and learning by stressing the importance of quality education
  • Help your child be prepared each day to do his/her very best
  • Become actively involved in your child’s education by attending school functions, open houses and parent teacher conference

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